Many of you have been concerned about our muddy situation down here in Tucson. It poured rain for 48 straight hours.
Many of you may have heard Albertan Corb Lund's song The Truck got Stuck. It goes like this:
The Chev got stuck and the Ford got stuck
But the Chev unstuck when the Dodge showed up
But the Dodge got stuck in the tractor rut
Which eventually pulled out the Ford
At the end of the song, the truck gets out because they used a sack of canola seed for traction. We do not have any canola seed.
|This picture was taken today. The ruts have been filled in and the ground is almost dry.|
Our truck did get stuck but with 4 wheel drive, we unstuck it. But the heavy rain made the desert floor like quicksand. We could not chance getting the rig stuck. So we have been waiting. Waiting for the ground to dry out.
Tomorrow morning we will carefully pull out, avoiding the ruts and going very slowly. We do have some planks but Doug thinks we will be okay. We only have to get to here, and we are home free.
We are going just down the road to stay in a park for two days. We can fill up the water, empty the tanks and enjoy free electricity. We will then go back to the place we left but we will choose a gravelly less-attractive spot.